May 4, 2016

Argos add two on offensive line

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 16: Chance Allen #21 of the Houston Cougars celebrates with Damien Parris #56 of the Houston Cougars after scoring a touchdown against the Tulane Green Wave on October 16, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

The Toronto Argonauts announced today that the club has signed international offensive linemen Damien Parris and Torrian Wilson.

Parris, a 6-6, 315-pound, native of Miami, Florida, played three seasons at the University of Houston after transferring from Contra Costal Community College. Appearing in 14 games with the Cougars, he helped anchor an offence that ranked 10th nationally in scoring offence (40.4 points per game), 13th nationally in rushing offence (235.8 yards per game) and 20thnationally in total offence (484.1 yards per game) last season.

Wilson, a 6-3, 305-pound, native of Miami, Florida spent time with the NFL’s Detroit Lions and New England Patriots as well as the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League over the last two seasons. The product of Central Florida started 37 games over four seasons and was honoured as an all-conference selection in all four seasons with the Knights.

The Argonauts also announced today that the club has released national defensive back Marcus Grandison, international defensive back Eddie Whitley, international running back Michael Dyer, and international linebacker Jean Fanor.